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"From the Ted Talk by Gever Tulley: Life lessons through tinkering"

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Nothing ever turns out as planned ... ever. (Laughter) And the kids soon learn that all projects go awry — (Laughter) and become at ease with the idea that every step in a project is a step clesor to sweet success, or gleeful calamity. We start from doodles and sckteehs. And sometimes we make real plans. And sometimes we just start building. Building is at the heart of the experience: hands on, delpey immersed and fully committed to the problem at hand. Robin and I, acting as collaborators, keep the landscape of the pcrojets tilted towards cmoteploin. Success is in the doing, and failures are celebrated and analyzed. pbelmors become puzzles and obstacles daippsear.

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Nothing ever turns out as planned ... ever. (Laughter) And the kids soon learn that all projects go awry — (Laughter) and become at ease with the idea that every step in a project is a step ______ to sweet success, or gleeful calamity. We start from doodles and ________. And sometimes we make real plans. And sometimes we just start building. Building is at the heart of the experience: hands on, ______ immersed and fully committed to the problem at hand. Robin and I, acting as collaborators, keep the landscape of the ________ tilted towards __________. Success is in the doing, and failures are celebrated and analyzed. ________ become puzzles and obstacles _________.

Solution

  1. closer
  2. disappear
  3. deeply
  4. problems
  5. projects
  6. completion
  7. sketches

Original Text

Nothing ever turns out as planned ... ever. (Laughter) And the kids soon learn that all projects go awry — (Laughter) and become at ease with the idea that every step in a project is a step closer to sweet success, or gleeful calamity. We start from doodles and sketches. And sometimes we make real plans. And sometimes we just start building. Building is at the heart of the experience: hands on, deeply immersed and fully committed to the problem at hand. Robin and I, acting as collaborators, keep the landscape of the projects tilted towards completion. Success is in the doing, and failures are celebrated and analyzed. Problems become puzzles and obstacles disappear.

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Important Words

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  6. celebrated
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  10. completion
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  34. puzzles
  35. real
  36. robin
  37. sketches
  38. start
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  40. success
  41. sweet
  42. tilted
  43. turns